South of England CC 2020: Seniors


A visit to to XC’s Mecca brings with it both excitement and anticipation. However the Senior men’s team was decimated as a result of illness recoveries and work travels. This turned a strong scoring 9 into a solid scoring 6. A race report should focus on running but the travel issues were too numerous to ignore.

Tom Beedell Southern CC 2020

Tom Beedell was 55th of 1172 finishers. (Pic: Alex Wardle)


Photos (Alex Wardle)

Indoor News

Several Woodford athletes were in action indoors over the weekend where performances were headed by a significant 60m personal best for Eugene Ado-Dadzie. There was also p.b.s for U/20’s Matthew Adum-Yeboah and Sikiru Onigbanjo.  

Phil Norman runs quick 10K

Phil Norman Speedway 10K 2020

Phil extends the gap on Josh Grace (Pic: Coral Norman)

Phil Norman was 2nd in the Speedway 10K at Beachley in Gloucs at the weekend. The Speedway 10K tends to attract a good quality field and this year was no different. The race was won in 28.58 by Birchfield Harriers' Omar Ahmed, while our Phil clocked 29:15, 16" clear of Aldershot's Josh Grace. In all, 11 men went sub30.


Phil, of course, narrowly missed GB selection for the steeplechase at the 2019 World Championships, and he is currently training with a focus on making this year's Olympic Games. His next outing will the very high-quality Armagh 5K on 13th February.

Chingford League 4th Fixture: Hackney Marshes

WGEL U11s where back toeing-the-line this weekend in the Chingford league at Hackney Marshes. This was the fourth race of this winter league. The league season consists of six races in total with over 20 clubs competing from North & East London. An overall team and individual competition takes place (based on the athlete’s best five results) over the series.

The junior race regularly attracts 50-60 young athletes and is 2k in distance. Venues include Trent Park, Hogg Hill and the Olympic Velopark. Going into this race, WGEL U11s boys and girls stood in a strong position despite missing Trent Park (Met League clash )in both team and individual competitions. This was after good performances at Hogg Hill and Velopark. Could this continue?

U11 Chingford League 18 01 20

Pic: Joe Everitt

Results - U11s Boys and Girls

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